Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 2005
59.5% pass rate
from 6,439 tests in 2020
(12% better than other 2005 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.9% fail on Springs (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Coil springs (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Coil spring (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 7.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.093% fail on Linkage (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Sub-frames (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.031% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.062% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Macpherson strut (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.016% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension unit
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.031% fail on Battery(ies) (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.047% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.031% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.031% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.031% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.4% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (26% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (23% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.031% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (30% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (31% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (50% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.031% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.031% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.76% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (28% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs and drums (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Lever
        • 0.016% fail on Cable
        • 0.016% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.62% fail on Electronic stability control (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Anti-lock braking system (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Lever (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Pedal
      • 0.078% fail on Hand lever (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Flexible brake hoses (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic systems (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.047% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.031% fail on Servos
      • 0.016% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.047% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
      • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.016% fail on Other braking system component
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (43% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested (75% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.016% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.016% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.093% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.078% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid leaks (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.031% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.016% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.016% fail on Undertray
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.031% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.062% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet (75% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.031% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.016% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.53% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.53% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.031% fail on Steering play (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Power steering
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
    • 0.016% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.016% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Seat belts (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.031% fail on System
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
      • 0.016% fail on Pipe
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.078% fail on Other body component
      • 0.031% fail on Panel
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.062% fail on Bumpers (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Undertray
    • 0.016% fail on Transmission
      • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.016% fail on Joints
    • 0.016% fail on Doors
      • 0.016% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Condition
  • 0.75% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.031% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.016% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.016% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.016% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.016% fail on Speedometer
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